A number of private housing assistance packages are available in Wolverhampton to help with adaptations, repairs, improvements or to get on the property ladder.

If you have any general enquiries about housing grants and assistance, please contact our Housing team.

What's available
Disabled Facilities Grants

Anyone with a disability who has had an assessment from a Social Services Occupational Therapist is eligible. Facilities grants can range from minor works such as installing ramp to major works such as extensions (up to a maximum of £30,000).

For more information contact City of Wolverhampton Council:

  • Telephone: 01902 553666
New Build Home Buy Scheme

Aimed at first time buyers who need help to buy a home, have a permanent job and a good credit history. New Build Home Buy allows you to purchase a share of a property (usually 25% to 75%) and rent the remainder from a housing association. Further shares can be bought at later stages.

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Help to Buy Scheme

Help to Buy provides equity loans to help first-time buyers purchase selected new build properties. The purchaser takes out a mortgage to cover at least 70% of the purchase price and this is topped up with an equity loan covering up to 30% of the price. The total amount that the purchaser pays back on the equity loan corresponds to the property's market value at the time of repayment.

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Right to Buy

Council tenants are eligible to buy their property under this scheme outright at a lower price than the market value.

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Help to Buy Midlands

Help to Buy provides a range of home ownership schemes designed to make it more affordable for you to buy or rent a home that meets your needs.

Affordable Warmth Grant Assistance

Are you entitled to a FREE boiler or complete heating system? Find out!

You may qualify for a free new heating system from the council if:

  • You have a long-term health problem that is related to living in a cold or damp property (please contact us to check if your health condition qualifies)
  • You are a home occupier
  • You have lived in your property for at least 12 months
  • Your property is Council Tax band  A, B or C
  • You are claiming an income-related or disability benefit such as Guaranteed Pension Credit or Disability Living Allowance

If you meet all the above criteria you may be eligible for a free boiler and heating system up to the value of £5,000. Equally, you could be provided with a free repair or upgrade to your existing system if that is all you require.

You will not have to pay this money back - it is completely free.

This scheme is offered by the City of Wolverhampton Council. Our friendly team at the council can check if you qualify. They will then helpfully take you through the easy process step-by-step. 

Find out if you qualify:

To find out if you are eligible please use our form below to enter your details for a callback from our team.

Alternatively, call us today to find out if you are eligible on 01902 551155

Not for you, but know someone who could benefit? Please pass on our number.  

Affordable Warmth Grant Assistance